2023 AIAA AVIATION Forum to Focus on Revolutionary Leaps Toward a New Age of Aviation Written 15 May 2023


May 15, 2023 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced its five-day program on the next age of aviation for the 2023 AIAA AVIATION Forum, 12–16 June, San Diego. The event will feature an extensive lineup of aviation leaders and innovators as speakers, panelists, and presenters, along with over 1,700 technical papers focused on the theme, “Revolutionary Leaps Toward a New Age of Aviation.”

Registration for the 2023 AIAA AVIATION Forum is open now. Journalists who wish to cover the forum can request a Press Pass here.

“We look forward to welcoming the worldwide aviation community to San Diego for the 2023 AIAA AVIATION Forum. We will be hearing from an impressive group of thought leaders and innovators about new capabilities on the horizon that will take us further, faster, safer, and cleaner. It’s truly a can’t-miss event on the calendar this year,” said AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher.

From the main stage, attendees will get an update on the state of the aviation industry and explore timely topics including decarbonization and sustainability, advanced air mobility, new aircraft certification, as well as hypersonics and supersonics. The keynote speakers and panelists represent industry, government, and academia across the aviation community. Confirmed speakers thus far include:

  • Kathy Abbott, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Flight Deck Human Factors, FAA
  • Phillip J. Ansell, Assistant Professor and Allen Ormsbee Faculty Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • David Arenson, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space
  • Paul Brinkmann, Staff Reporter, Aerospace America
  • Michael Brown, Chief Hypersonic Sciences Branch, AFRL
  • Lt. Col. Joshua Burger, VC-25B Air Vehicle Program Manager, U.S. Air Force
  • Scot Campbell, Project Executive, Airbus UTM, Acubed
  • Todd Citron, Chief Technology Officer, The Boeing Company
  • James Hileman, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Sustainability and Future Mobility, The Boeing Company; former Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Environment and Energy, FAA
  • Johnny Hodges, Vice President, Engineering, Gulfstream
  • Erika Holtz, Engineering and Quality Manager, Harbour Air
  • Marcus Johnson, Project Manager, Advanced Capabilities for Emergency Response Operations (ACERO), NASA Ames Research Center
  • Laura Kushner, Lead Systems Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Nick Lappos, Senior Technical Fellow, Advanced Technology, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
  • Jonathan Lovegren, Head of Autonomy, Wisk
  • Mark Moore, CEO, Whisper Aero
  • Ben Murphy, Vice President, Sustainability, Boom Supersonic
  • Anna Oldani, Manager, Sustainable Aviation Fuel Program, FAA
  • Robert Pearce, Associate Administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA 
  • Sara Roggia, Head of Protections and Controls, magniX
  • Will Roper, Founder & CEO, Istari; former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Venke Sankaran, Chief Scientist, Aerospace Systems Directorate, AFRL
  • Vince Schultz, Deputy Project Manager for the Maxwell X-57 Flight Project, NASA
  • Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, Assistant Director for Space Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Graham Warwick, Executive Editor Technology, Aviation Week
  • Jeanne Yu, Senior Technologist, Sky for All Chief Strategist, Aeronautics, NASA
  • Warren Zelaya, Engineering Manager, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

The technical program will include over 1,700 presentations and papers on the latest innovations spanning 20+ aviation and aeronautics research topics, including fluid dynamics, applied aerodynamics, air transportation systems, thermophysics and heat transfer, multidisciplinary design optimization, and many more.

More than 45 companies and organizations will feature their innovative products and new technologies throughout the Exposition Hall on 13– 15 June. Attendees also can hear company updates and see technology demonstrations on the Innovation Stage at the HUB, in the heart of the Exposition Hall.

In conjunction with the forum, attendees also can focus deeper on specific aviation topics at collocated events:

  • AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS). Designed for electrical, propulsion system, and aerospace engineers to discuss electrified propulsion technologies for future aircraft.
  • International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC). Designed for engineers, technologists, and executives to discuss developments in Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL), including fully electrical V/STOL (eV/STOL), aircraft research, design, and developmental projects.
  • 29th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference. Designed for scientists and engineers to exchange knowledge on all aspects of the generation, propagation, and control of vehicle noise, as well as the effect of noise on structures and individuals. Technical content will include innovative design concepts including recent advances in low-carbon aircraft architectures and urban air mobility vehicles.

For the most up-to-date program and registration information, visit www.aiaa.org/aviation.

Media Contact: Rebecca Gray, APR, RebeccaG@aiaa.org, 804.397.5270 (cell)

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